Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ken Buehler

Kenneth Leslie Buehler

November 19, 1919
Rib Falls, WI

April 18, 2019  
Rhinelander, WI

1935-36 Edgar High School - Wisconsin (High School)
1936-37 Edgar High School - Wisconsin (High School)
1937-38 Edgar High School - Wisconsin (High School) 
1939-40 Milwaukee State Teachers College (College)
1940-41 Milwaukee State Teachers College (College)
1941-42 Milwaukee State Teachers College (College)
1942-43 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1945-46 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1946-47 Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
1946-47 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)
1947-48 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)
1948-49 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)
1949-50 Milwaukee Shooting Stars (Independent)
1949-50 New Holstein Athletics (WSBL)
1949-50 Oshkosh All-Stars (WSBL)
1950-51 Fond du Lac Rockets (WSBL)

Born to Charles and Girda (1889-1977) Buehler in Rib Falls, Wisconsin, Ken grew up in Edgar, Wisconsin. Buehler played football and basketball at Milwaukee Teachers College (now the Univesity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) before signing with Sheboygan. He was the NBL Rookie of the Year in 1942-43 season. He has called up to serve in World War 2 near the end of his rookie season, in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. Returned and played a couple more seasons before pursuing a career in dentistry, earning his dentistry degree in 1950. In 1987, he retired and moved to Florida.

UWM Hall of Fame
Article, Buehler Talks About First NBL Game with Black Players


1 comment:

  1. Buehler died on April 18, 2019 in Rhinelander, WI.